Many creative people are “Drivers”, a personality type that is known for not suffering fools and getting things done. They don’t waste time, have no interest in small talk, and are all about the productivity. But what about those times when you can’t sit behind the wheel — can you be a happy passenger?
The Happy Passenger can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.
As a passenger you are in a prime position to make observations and to identify new opportunities. When your eyes are fixed on the road as the driver, you don’t just miss pretty scenery — you miss the new signs for businesses that have opened, new locations under development, and other potential epiphanies because you’re so busy staying on course that you overlook new avenues to explore.
The next time you have to momentarily relinquish your role as the driver, instead of impatiently waiting for it to be your turn again, why not strap yourself into the passenger seat and look out the window for a bit?
Find new ideas and businesses to investigate. Make note of the things you see that are worth revisiting when you’re back to steering once more.
Otherwise you’re just going to sulk, stare out the window, and watch the world (of opportunity) go by.